Formula E has unveiled its trio of circuit configurations it will use for the six-race season-finale in Berlin next month.
The series will run six races across nine days to round out its truncated 2020 season with the Berlin Tempelhof Airport venue providing the unique characteristic that the circuit does not utilise the closure of major city streets and poses a lessened health risk to competitors and officials.
The opening pair of races will be staged on August 5 and 6 and will have drivers race on the reverse layout before returning to the traditional anti-clockwise configuration two days later.
The circuit will then be revised once again ahead of the final two races which will include the introduction of six additional corners to create a more complex, technical configuration.
“It is a huge undertaking in terms of production to set up three different configurations for this event, with fewer people on-site to be able to carry out those changes,” said Formula E Sporting Director Frederic Espinos.
“Racing in both directions has a lot of implications. It is not just turning all braking markers and the grid boxes around. Other international series wanted to make this happen but their proposals were rejected by the governing body.
“The third track will be more technical, so totally different again in terms of energy management and what the teams might be used to or expecting.
“Car setups will all need to change, energy management and regen will be completely different and teams will have to think on their feet.”
Kiwi racer Mitch Evans comes into the six-part Berlin E-Prix finale only 11-points adrift of championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa.
However, Evans has failed to finish higher than sixth at the venue, with one points-paying finish in the four races he has contested at the circuit.
Thus, Evans will need to lay aside his misfortunes if he is continue his assault on the championship and snare his maiden Formula E title.
The three double-header events – two of which are mid-week – have been slated for August 5-6, 8-9 and 12-13.